DePaul University's Driehaus College of Business rose seven places to No. 60 in Bloomberg Businesweek's national rankings of undergraduate business programs released March 20. Among the 124 national colleges ranked, Driehaus was the second-highest ranked Illinois business college after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (26).
The rankings are based on student satisfaction, post-graduation outcomes and academic quality. Key factors affecting each college's score were student and corporate recruiter surveys, median salary data for recent graduates and academic quality data (including average SAT scores, average class size, internships and other measures).
In conjunction with the rankings, Businessweek conducted a student survey and published selected comments on its website. Here's one from a DePaul student on Driehaus' business program:
"Our program is taught by members of the active Chicago business communities. Business professors at DePaul University are successful business owners, consultants, entrepreneurs and, even, CEOs (many times over in many cases). I do not think I have had a single professor who has not risen to the top of their field. They offer unique insight that the average business professor simply could not."